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Cathy Rapp at the Fraser Valley Library, Nov-Dec 2016

"I began devoting my time and effort to developing my skills in photography once I reached a point in my life where I was free to choose how I wanted to spend my time. That time occurred upon my retirement after fifteen years as a middle school special education teacher and ten years as a middle school assistant principal/athletic director.  My retirement lasted ten days. It was then that I started my business, Red Fleece Studios.

The Fraser Valley has been a part of my life since I was a young child. I cherished the summers spent with my Grandparents at their cabin in Tabernash.  I moved full time to Fraser in January of this year. Home has always been in Colorado. I enjoy the spontaneity in which an image can present itself. The changing seasons or the changing light of day can bring on a new image in a familiar location.  As photography continues to grow and redefine itself, there becomes a driving force to push myself to learn more and look deeper within to find that new creative technique/image.

A larger collection of my work can be viewed on my website, Redfleecestudios.com. I show my work at the Alpine ArtAffair and Winter Park Art and Craft shows during the summer months. My work is for sale locally at Cozens Ranch Museum in the Gift Shop. I have been showing some of my images in hand crafted frames made of Barnwood and Aspen by local woodworker and business owner, Rob Peeters. My work can be purchased locally at Rob’s store, The Naked Aspen."